For the third year in a row, Rosepine will finish its season in Sulphur in the Class 2A State Tournament.

Rosepine defeated D'Arbonne Woods Charter 6-1 Thursday night to advance to the state quarterfinals.

"It never gets old," Rosepine head coach Glenn Granger said. "For so long, from 2009-16, there was a long drought for Rosepine. Rosepine has always had success in softball. The girls worked so hard, and it was so disappointing the three years we didn't make it, because we lost on this field. We finally made it in 2016. Those girls were crying and it meant so much to them.

"The young girls are in for a big surprise, and the seniors are going to help them."

The Lady Eagles are hoping the third time is the charm after falling last year in the semifinals and losing in the quarterfinals in 2016.

"Right now, I think all the seniors are comfortable in Sulphur because we've been there before," Rosepine senior Desiree Squires said. "We kind of know what to expect. I think with us being, comfortable, we are going to know to expect.

"I said today that I was so nervous for today, but when I step on to the field, all the nerves dissipate. I don't know how it is for everyone else, but after that first pitch, I just get into that groove."

Rosepine and the Lady Wolves were scoreless through three innings until Rosepine scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Cheyenne Vander reached on an error, which scored Kailee Bishop, and Vander was driven in on the next at-bat by Peyton Thayer to make it 2-0.

Natalie Motichek hit a fly ball to right, and Thayer tagged up from third to increase the lead to 3-0.

"We made adjustments, especially in the bottom of the lineup," Granger said. "We saw that we weren't getting a good piece of it, and we made adjustments. The bottom of the lineup came through, and once we get runners on with the top of the lineup coming up, it's almost a guarantee to score runs."

The Lady Eagles scored two runs in the fifth, one on an error and another on a sac fly by Vander, to go up 5-1.

"We're starting, now, to see the ball really well and make good contact with it," Rosepine senior Hailey Brinlee said. "We just let the ball do its job."

In the bottom of the sixth, Brinlee doubled to right field to score Camdyn Fedderman, and pitcher Chloe Bennet finished off the Lady Wolves in the top of seventh with a strikeout and a pair of popups to end the game.

Bishop went 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Brinlee went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Bennet went all seven innings and struck out five while allowing just five hits.